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Gansu Day opens at Astana Expo


Gansu celebrated its provincial day in the China Pavilion at the Astana Expo on Aug 16.

Officials attending and addressing the opening ceremony of the event included Wang Jinzhen, vice-chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Huang Qiang, executive vice governor of Gansu province, Liu Jiangping, charge d'affaires of the Chinese mission to Kazakhstan, Mirzagaliyev Magzum Maratovich, vice-minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ruslan Sakeyev, deputy governor of Mangystau region, Talgat Doskenov, vice-chairman of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NCE), and Aidyn Bayedilov, general director of the Kazakhstan Investment Cooperation Agency.

More than 130 people, including leading officials from Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defense, Petroleum Research Institute, University of Agriculture and Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce, representatives from the Organizing Committee of the Astana Expo, Pavilion representatives from other countries and representatives from Kazakhstan enterprises, the delegation from Gansu, and media representatives from China and other countries, took part in the event.

Gansu Day opens at Astana Expo

Wang Jinzhen emphasized on the close relationship between China and Kazakhstan, and this year special because it marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan and also the China Tourism Year in Kazakhstan. The leaders of China and Kazakhstan attach great importance to China's participation in the expo. Both President Xi Jinping and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the China Pavilion, which greatly promoted the cooperation between the two nations in the aspect of trade, culture and tourism.

To date, the China Pavilion has held 18 provincial and municipal events and five corporate activities, which plays a significant role in promoting and expanding the two countries' cooperation on tourism, culture, agriculture and other fields, and contribute to the development of strategic partnership between the two sides.

Gansu is closely connected with Central Asia and West Asia. As one of Chinese civilization's birthplace, it possesses huge cultural and resource advantages, which greatly contributes to the construction of Silk Road Economic Belt. With prominent advantages in technology, new energy and other fields, Gansu is expected to expand cooperation with Kazakhstan and other countries to achieve mutual development.